Conservative Bloggers Accidentally Slam Palin's "Vicious," "Tone Deaf" Passover Statement
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Earlier today, Obama released a message commemorating Passover. As reported by Haaretz, Obama "likened the holiday's story to the revolutions sweeping the Middle East":
This year, that ancient instruction is reflected in the daily headlines as we see modern stories of social transformation and liberation unfolding in the Middle East and North Africa.
Against the backdrop of change, we continue to pray for peace between Israel and her neighbors, while reaffirming our enduring commitment to Israel's security.
As they reflexively do with everything Obama does, conservative bloggers immediately started attacking him for his statement.
Pam Geller headlined her post about Obama's message "Obama's Ultimate Insult to the Jews on Pesach." She attacked him as "wicked, vicious" for praising the "the rise of Islamic annihilationists in Middle East." She said that the story is evidence of "how sick his soul is" and concluded that it's "hard not to hate this guy" (the italics are hers).
In a post at his Gateway Pundit blog, Jim Hoft labeled Obama "tone deaf" for his statement.
And here's where it gets funny.
Tonight, Sarah Palin released her own statement about Passover on her Facebook page. In it, she mentions that "in the same region where the story of Exodus took place, Arabs suffering under despotic regimes are seeking their own freedom and self-determination":
Tonight is Passover, the Jewish people's celebration of their deliverance from bondage and their Exodus to the Land of Israel. Passover contains poignant spiritual and historical meaning for Jews, but it also reminds all of us of mankind's universal aspiration to be free from bondage and oppression. Today, in the same region where the story of Exodus took place, Arabs suffering under despotic regimes are seeking their own freedom and self-determination. As Jews in Israel, the Middle East's only liberal democracy, gather for Passover, we hope for the spread of freedom and peace throughout the region. On this Passover holiday, our family sends our best wishes to the Jewish community. Chag kasher V'Sameach. Happy Passover. And next year in Jerusalem.
Both Hoft and Geller are huge Palin fans, so it will be interesting to see how they react to this. They will either completely ignore Palin's statement, delete their original posts, or twist logic pretzels to explain how it was "vicious" and "tone deaf" when Obama did it, but inspiring and heartfelt when Palin did.